Well, isn’t that unfortunate.
Five Finger Death Punch will carry on following Friday night’s on-stage meltdown, and have seemingly fired several members of their crew for the “technical issues” that led to the problems in Memphis.
Drummer Jeremy Spencer went on Facebook to say:
“We did NOT break up! Things went sideways with technical issues. Ivan got pissed and took it out onstage. It was a bad night, to say the least. He has since apologized. But we are 100% still a band and look forward to seeing you all on tour!”
So, Ivan was drunk and angry because of technical issues, yet slammed you on stage for writing a cheesy book and tried to continue playing for the crowd after announcing his band had left him? Sounds reasonable.
Moody has also issued a statement, also blaming technical issues.
“There were a lot of technical problems last night that were seemingly unsolvable,” Ivan wrote. “We had to make a decision whether to hit the stage crippled, without being able to hear ourselves; or, delay the start of the show — possibly for hours. We decided to proceed, but not being able to hear if I was in key and just guessing where we were in the song frustrated me to the point that I lost my cool. I’m not saying I handled it appropriately. Matter of fact, I’ve never been so embarrassed before.”
Have you ever listened to your own music, dude?
“I apologize for taking out my anger on stage,” he write. “You guys know me and you know how I pride myself on my live performances. I’d never want this to boil over into something that epically wrong ever again.
“To some of our crew, good luck in your future endeavors. We wish you the best. We also welcome our new monitor engineer Paul Weber,” he writes. “To our fans in Memphis — we’ll make it up to you, I promise. Houston, we we will see you tonight. The rest of the world — yes, we are coming.
“And to the haters… wipe that smirk off your face …We are not going anywhere.”
I literally didn’t check the internet after 3 p.m. yesterday. I was busy. Doing stuff.
You can imagine my disappointment this afternoon when I finally woke up.
They’re liars. Plain and simple. And they suck.
They also have announced Got Your Six as the title of their next record.
These guys couldn’t suck more military dong if they tried.
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.